Journey-sharing firms have lengthy touted the price advantages of its platforms. Nicely, relying on town, it may be cheaper on a weekly foundation to take an UberX or UberPOOL than it’s to personal a private automotive, based on Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers Accomplice Mary Meeker’s 2018 annual internet trends report.
In 4 of the 5 largest cities within the U.S., it’s certainly cheaper to depend on Uber than it’s to personal a automotive. Meeker’s evaluation took into consideration value of gasoline, automotive insurance coverage, upkeep and parking.
So, should you dwell in New York Metropolis, Chicago, Washington D.C. or Los Angeles, it’s cheaper to take an Uber. However that’s not the case in Dallas, the place the common weekly value of automotive possession is $65 in comparison with the common weekly Uber value of $181.
Meeker’s report additionally seemed on the rise of on-demand staff within the U.S. Final yr, there have been 5.four million on-demand staff within the nation. This yr, there are an estimated 6.eight million folks working within the on-demand financial system.
“These are massive numbers,” Meeker stated on stage, noting how all these jobs are serving to to complement revenue for folks, present larger flexibility and enhance work-life steadiness.
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